[Item #2494] Conjunctions 15. John Ashbery, John Barth, Catherine Bush, Peter Cole, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, Robert Kelly, May Liang, Laura Moriarty, Michael Ondaatje, Tim Rollins, Nathaniel Tarn, Keith Waldrop.

Conjunctions 15

ISBN: 0679402411
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1990. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. This number of the prestigious literary journal features the poem "Way of Life" by the canonical American poet John Ashbery (also a contributing editor of this issue), part of a large special section entitled "33 Contemporary American Poets." Also included in this section is a lengthy travelogue-historical prose poem by Peter Cole, "One to Bet: A Jerusalem Pamphlet," featuring photographs taken by Cole & May Liang; two poems including "Dove" by Barbara Guest; Susan Howe's poem "The Nonconformist's Memorial"; "A Baltic Tragedy," a poem by Robert Kelly; the poem "Seven Rondeaux" by Laura Moriarty; the prose-poem lengthily entitled "Italian Sequence Comma With Italian Words Stop One Stop (Architextures 8 Dash 14)" by Nathaniel Tarn; "Variations on a Paraphrase," a poem by Keith Waldrop, & much more. Among the contributions outside this special section is "The First Voyage of Somebody the Sailor," an excerpt from the novel The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by the acclaimed novelist John Barth, released the next year (1991); an interview with premier novelist Michael Ondaatje conducted by Catherine Bush, & more. With cover artwork by Tim Rollins + K.O.S.; brief notes on contributors, contemporary ads, etc. A large (over 400 pages), very important issue in this collectible series. In very fine condition with only minor bumps & faint creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine esp. upper edge & corners of front cover; extension of same into some page leaves; slight vertical bend toward front. Interior very fine except as noted above. Very Fine. [Item #2494]

Price: $25.00